By Lanford Beard
Updated June 21, 2011 at 04:23 PM EDT
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Thirty-five may not have been one of the cardinal numbers on Lost, but you can bet it has incredible significance to former star Doug Anthony Hutchison. For that’s the number of years separating the 51-year-old actor, who played DHARMA honcho Horace Goodspeed on the hit, and his new wife, 16-year-old aspiring country singer Courtney Alexis Stodden.

The newlyweds said their vows last month in Las Vegas. The actor broke the news only his personal website, writing, “Doug Anthony Hutchison and Courtney Alexis Stodden became husband and wife on Friday May 20th, 2011, at 12 pm in The Little Chapel of Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada.”

He added, “Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison live together happily ensconced in their Hollywood Hills home with their lil’ pups, Everette and Tuna.”

Hutchison has addressed the three-and-a-half decades age gap between himself and his new bride, telling E! Online, “We’re aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial, but we’re very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless.”